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Character lighting

Roskilde plans to mark the area around its cathedral, a world heritage site, with innovative character lighting.

The project

To create a unique identity for Roskilde’s Cultural alley – using visionary and potentially interactive lighting design that supports and enhances the area’s historical and cultural significance, both for everyday needs and special events.


In the cultural alley, a row of fine cultural institutions are situated; such as Roskilde Judgment Church, the House of the City, the Museum of Contemporary Art, Roskilde Art Association, the Museum of Roskilde, the Monastery of Roskilde and Roskilde Library. The Roskilde Judgment Church is well known abroad and visited every year of many tourists. Some of the other cultural institutions are more hidden.

To make this area both more visible and visitable, Roskilde held an architectural competition in 2015 for developing a concept for the Cultural Alley. The winning concept  included a proposal to create an identity for the area through unique character lighting.

What the project aims to solve

Attracting visitors to the old town in Roskilde that often gets neglected by people who currently often journey between the main shopping street and the well-known Cathedral.




Se map below.

Current status

Developing an overal lighting concept for the Cultural alley.

Old meets new

The aim of the project is to attract visitors to the wider world heritage area, beyond the cathedral, by enriching the experience of visitors, as well as the inhabitants daily lives.

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